Book Reviews

Anastasia's Album Book Poster Image
age 9+
Amazing photos, but skimpy context.
By Shelley Tanaka
(1996)
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The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales Book Poster Image
age 9+
Folktales full of humor and history.
By Virginia Hamilton
(1985)
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Colors Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A series of rhythmic word-jazz poems.
By Ken Nordine
(2000)
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Maniac Magee Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Exciting, moving story explores racism, myth making.
By Jerry Spinelli
(1990)
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Amelia's Family Ties Book Poster Image
age 9+
Realistic treatment of subject of divorce.
By Marissa Moss
(2000)
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Harlem: A Poem Book Poster Image
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age 9+
This glittering work reaches across boundaries.
By Walter Dean Myers
(1997)
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Harriet, You'll Drive Me Wild! Book Poster Image
age 5+
Simple story isn't quite right for target audience.
By Mem Fox
(2000)
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S.O.R. Losers Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Radical thinkers take on school sports.
By Avi
(1984)
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The Mysteries of Harris Burdick Book Poster Image
age 9+
Kids will be eager to complete unfinished tales.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(1984)
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Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions Book Poster Image
age 9+
An introduction to 26 African tribes.
By Margaret Musgrove
(1977)
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Frindle Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Tale of creative troublemaker a surefire winner with kids.
By Andrew Clements
(1996)
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Santa, Are You for Real? Book Poster Image
age 9+
For those ready to learn the truth about Santa.
By Harold Myra
(1997)
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Making Friends With Frankenstein: A Book of Monsterous Poems and Pictures Book Poster Image
age 9+
Some kids love gross, crude, and scary poems.
By Colin McNaughton
(1994)
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North to Freedom Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Hard to put down, and harder to forget.
By Anne Holm
(1969)
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Freak the Mighty Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Outcasts join forces to conquer readers' hearts.
By Rodman Philbrick
(1993)
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The Chameleon Wore Chartreuse Book Poster Image
age 9+
A tale that can make a grown-up giggle too.
By Bruce Hale
(2001)
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The Janitor's Boy Book Poster Image
age 9+
Gets to the heart of a father-son relationship.
By Andrew Clements
(2000)
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Heidi Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Classic story has lost none of its joy and power.
By Johanna Spyri
(1880)
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Bud, Not Buddy Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Well-crafted tale of an orphan's search for home.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(1999)
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The Hobbit Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Brilliantly written, inventive pre-LOTR tale.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1937)
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